Fact: I love doors!  While doing some Pinterest research on Madeira, I quite literally stumbled upon the beautiful painted doors of Funchal so of course I added them to my list of things to do in Madeira for our weekend break and waited patiently for our trip to photograph them all.

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

The doors are situated in the old town of Funchal along the little cobbled street, Rua de Santa Maria where you will have kittens as you’re in door heaven…honestly the doors are so wicked and so artistic.

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

This was how my wander along Rua de Santa Maria went…ohhh look at that door…pause to take a photo…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…takes two steps…ohhhh look at that door…I wonder if I could get G to do something like this with our front door…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…this door will definitely stop those annoying politicians from knocking on my door again…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…takes two more steps…pauses…takes another photo while trying not to have kittens…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…fails desperately at looking calm and collected around said doors….

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…wanders into art gallery for a second to compose myself…only to see a painted door on my way out…eeek…uses pelvic floor muscles to hold in kittens…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…takes two steps and photographs another sort of door…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…while thinking to myself, I could seriously move into this road and live happily ever after…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…screw finding Prince Charming…I’ve got doors…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…and I don’t really like horses and they might chip the paint work on my doors…seriously Prince Charming can go and screw himself…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…secretly plotting how I could take over Madeira and kick everyone off the island…not Love Island style either…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…repeats following mantra in head…they are only doors…they are only doors…step away from the doors…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…oooohhhh look at that cool door with flames on it…remember they are just doors Kel…just doors…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…awww look at her there…let’s call you Flo…I feel like taking a trip to Florence…why has that popped into my head…bugger I don’t have 3G…puts a note in phone to check out flights to Florence….continues walking…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…I feel like someone is watching me…hmmm….are people staring as I’m skipping and taking photos…am possibly talking to myself at this point…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…stops in a dodgy looking bar to buy a drink and use their free wifi…need to send G a message to bring down my other camera and memory card…starts to panic that I have no battery or space left on memory card…can’t delete my other door photos…not my babies…starts to hyperventilate over the thought of deleting photos from memory card…possibly talking to myself loudly with tears streaming down my face over the thought of deleting photos…this is completely normal right??…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…and yes G was still in the hotel…apparently this is his idea of torture….reminds me to accidentally tell G a little white lie on next holiday and send him on a Pinterest worthy walking torture session…have already made him sit through a Pinterest holiday idea board…he was never normal after that…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…remind myself that I should listen to G occasionally and carry my leatherman in my handbag…I could take the doors off the hinges and ship them back to England…no one would ever know…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…honestly they wouldn’t…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…quietly thinking to myself that there are some fantastic artists in this world…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…and look who I spotted…an artist at work!

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

If you do visit Madeira, make sure you check out the fun and quirky painted doors of Funchal as they are simply the best!

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

xx

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